AUVSI: VectorNav introduces miniature GPS-aided INS

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Embedded navigation solutions-specialist VectorNav Technologies (booth 660) has introduced the VN-200 GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp. Incorporating MEMS inertial and pressure sensor technology, the patent-pending VN-200 provides a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution for a wide range of static and dynamic operating conditions, says Dallas-based VectorNav. The VN-200's onboard microprocessor runs an aerospace-grade Kalman filter algorithm at up to 200Hz and provides accuracies better than 0.25 degrees in pitch and roll and 0.75 degrees in heading, says the company.

"The VN-200 is an embeddable solution designed to meet the needs of customers whose current or emerging applications are size or cost constrained, but still demand high performance and accuracies," says VectorNav president John Brashear.

The VN-200 GPS/INS is designed for guidance, navigation and control of UAVs and other unmanned vehicle systems, camera and platform stabilization, targeting/positioning, robotics, pointing and attitude reference, military and maritime applications, flight control and simulation, and augmented reality applications, says VectorNav.